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Happy Holidays! December 23, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, People.

Year end . . .
Come ROUND again?
Let’s take a quick peek at 2010:

We started the year with fireworks on the beach
Our C.S.A. shared delicious veggies (but nary a peach)
I started blogging faithfully here on Spirit Lights The Way
After one thousand seventy plus posts, I still have more to say
We enjoyed seeing Nicki, Cindy, Hugh, Bridget, Harold and Tish
And weekends with Jess & Sam provided the occasional “kid fix”
We biked trails, wandered the beach, and lazed about the pool
This interlude from the daily grind has been oh, so, very cool
We’ve thrown a few parties at the clubhouse for neighbors
The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party was just one of those labors
We adore this location, near Mike & Betsy, my sister
And relatives who fly south from VT each winter
We donated clutter & cleared out-dated files
We shared joy, laughter, cheer, & smiles
There’s something else I want to do
Wish a Happy New Year to You!

Here’s to 2011!

Thanks so much for visiting, reading, and commenting on SLTW this year.  It’s been grand “chatting” with you in Cyber Space and learning about your lives.

May you delight in the Peace, Hope, Love, and Joy of this Festive Season, whether (and however) you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or the Winter Solstice!


1. Richard W Scott - December 23, 2010

Good wrap-up, Nancy. Happy Holidays to you, too.

nrhatch - December 23, 2010

Thanks, Rik!

I really appreciate your efforts to lure me into the blogosphere . . . it’s been a wonderful wander.

2. kateshrewsday - December 23, 2010

Fabulous! What an exuberant, wonderful year. Have another great one next year, Nancy. I know you will.

nrhatch - December 23, 2010

Same to you, Kate.

We enjoyed simple pleasures and “regrounding” ourselves in the present this year . . . a nice change from the complete upheaval of 2009 and the “yearning” of 2008.

3. suzicate - December 23, 2010

Love the way you shaped your year into an ornament, lovely poem, great year. Happy Holidays to you!

nrhatch - December 23, 2010

A subtle reminder that life is ours to shape into something wonderful.

Hope your holidays are Merry and Bright.

4. Carol Ann Hoel - December 23, 2010

Thank you for sharing. The Christmas bulb shape of your post is very creative. I like it. Blessings to you…

nrhatch - December 23, 2010

Blessings to you as well, Carol Ann!

Your comments always make me smile because they always end on such a high note. 🙂

5. Maggie - December 23, 2010

Good way to finish the year – with a poem! Happy holidays to you! 🙂

nrhatch - December 23, 2010

Thanks, Maggie.

I’ll probably be posting between now and the arrival of 2011 . . . but wanted to send out LOVE and GOOD WISHES before folks disappeared from cyber space to live in the real world for awhile. 😉

Enjoy the turning of the wheel.

6. gospelwriter - December 23, 2010

Lovely post – I’ve been thinking of posting a blog about my 2010 highlights as well… Yours has such a lovely shape and flow – love it!

Have a wonderful festive season, and may 2011 be the best year ever for you.

nrhatch - December 23, 2010

Thanks, Ruth! I would love to read about your 2010 highlights.

Normally, I do a one page newsletter (with photo highlights) to enclose in our Holiday Greetings. This year, I decided to do something a bit different.

Here’s to exceeding our expectations in the coming year!

7. M. Howalt - December 23, 2010

Happy holidays to you too! 🙂

nrhatch - December 23, 2010

Hope your holidays are GRAND!

8. Booksphotographsandartwork - December 23, 2010

That photograph is stunning! Love it. So glad to have met you here.

nrhatch - December 23, 2010

Thanks, Linda. I borrowed the photo from USAirways ~ I love messages in the sand.

It’s been great meeting you too! And your photos are the real thing!

9. Cindy - December 23, 2010

Love how you structured this.
Thanks for your friendship, Nancy. You’ve made my life better for having you in it.
Much love. xxx

nrhatch - December 24, 2010

Thanks, Cindy. I feel the same. If only we could transform the miles of ocean into a narrow garden wall, at least on occasion.

10. jannatwrites - December 24, 2010

I love this – the design is so neat! I stopped at the one thousand seventy posts part (with my jaw dropped) but I moved on and read about the rest of your year 🙂

(And here I thought my 100 was a big deal. Ha!)

nrhatch - December 24, 2010

Your 100 is a big deal! We’re in vastly different places:

* I don’t have young kids clamoring for attention.
* My BFF caters to my every wish and whim ~ like a genie in a bottle.
* I am no longer working 80 hour weeks, practicing law.
* I enjoy concentrating for long stretches of time.
* All I need is a short “recess” every now and then.
* I haven’t done much other writing lately ~ my novels are on hold.

So, see, if you were me, the world would be . . . Updown Side.

jannatwrites - December 24, 2010

Aww, thank you; you made me feel better 🙂

nrhatch - December 24, 2010

My gift to you this Christmastide. 🙂

11. Loreen Lee - December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Nice poem.

nrhatch - December 24, 2010

Thanks, Loreen. Same to you. Hope you have a chance to see your kids over the holidays.

12. Cities of the Mind - December 24, 2010

And keep ’em coming!

nrhatch - December 24, 2010

Aww . . . sweet! Thanks! I’m working on one in my head at the moment:

“You made your bed, now . . . re-make it!”

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